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Infrastructure Projects Lawyer – 2-7 years PQE

  • Job
    Junior, Mid & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • Edinburgh, +1


  • We are now looking to appoint an ambitious qualified lawyer with 2-7 years PQE who wishes to advance their abilities in Infrastructure Projects, and knowledge at a top tier international law practice. The successful applicant will primarily support Chris on student accommodation projects but may also be involved in district heating projects, University-focussed net zero initiatives and will be expected to support the wider Scottish team on PPP and general infrastructure projects across the UK and Ireland. The successful applicant will also benefit from opportunities to travel to university campuses around the UK.
  • The successful applicant will:
  • Ideally have gained experience in a large commercial firm working on long-term infrastructure partnership projects
  • Have a strong academic background, attention to detail and excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Have good commercial awareness and be client focused
  • Be a team player with the ability to forge strong working relationships with colleagues in an agile environment
  • Be well-organised and have good project management skills


  • Advised the University of Sussex on its procurement of 1,900 beds of student accommodation on their Falmer campus (West Slope) in partnership with Balfour Beatty.
  • Advised LSE and the Universities of Birmingham and Essex on the delivery of c 3,500 new student beds in 2021.
  • Winner of the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards Professional Team of the Year 2020, 2021 and 2023.
  • Advised Equitix and Equans as the successful bidder on the Kingston University student accommodation project.
  • Advising the Ministry of Justice in respect of its portfolio of PFI prisons and its framework for procurement of prison operation contracts, including prison expansion, handback and expiry.
  • Advising the FM Contractor on the recent Velindre Cancer Centre Welsh MIM scheme.
  • Advising the lenders on the first two education projects to reach financial close under the Welsh Education Partnership.

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